St Lucie County
Florida

Resolution
RES-2017-188

Northside Worship Center Inc. (Educational Services, grades K-12) - Conditional Use Permit

Information

Department:Planning DivisionSponsors:
Category:Conditional UseFunctions:Quasi-Judicial

Financial Impact

N/A

Previous Action

July 20, 2017 - The Planning and Zoning Commission recommended unanimous approval of the request to the Board of County Commissioners.

Recommendation

Staff recommends approval of the conditional use permit for educational services (grades K-12) subject to conditions in the resolution.

Background

Northside Worship Center, Inc. is requesting a Conditional Use Permit to allow for educational services (grades K-12) on the southern +/- 2.9 acre portion of an +/- 5.75 acre property that is zoned Institutional, located on the north side of St. Lucie Boulevard between the International Airport and 25th Street (3100 St. Lucie Boulevard).  The subject property is zoned I, Institutional and is designated P/F, Public Facilities on the Future Land Use Map and lies within the Airport Zoning Overlay which regulates development to assure there are no conflicts with aviation safety and security. 

 

Educational services and facilities are allowed in the Institutional Zoning District as a Conditional Use in accordance to Land Development Code (LDC), Section 3.01.03.X.7.f.  The proposed school will occupy approximately 4,500 s.f. of the existing 12,835 s.f. of building and will operate 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, independent from church related activities.  There is no new building construction proposed with this request.

 

Meeting History

Sep 5, 2017 6:00 PM Video Board of County Commissioners Regular Meeting

Jeffrey Johnson, Senior Planner, presented this item.

Northside Worship Center, Inc. is requesting a Conditional Use Permit to allow for a private school with maximum enrollment of 40 (grades K-12) on the southern +/- 2.9 acre portion of an +/- 5.75 acre property that is zoned Institutional, located on the north side of St. Lucie Boulevard between the International Airport and 25th Street (3100 St. Lucie Boulevard). The subject property is zoned I, Institutional, and is designated P/F, Public Facilities on the Future Land Use Map and lies within the Airport Zoning Overlay which regulates development to assure there are no conflicts with aviation safety and security.

Educational services and facilities are allowed in the Institutional Zoning District as a Conditional Use in accordance to Land Development Code (LDC), Section 3.01.03.X.7.f. The proposed school will occupy approximately 4,500 s.f. of the existing 12,835 s.f. of building and will operate 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, independent from church related activities. There is no new building construction proposed with this request. Public notice was published and a notification sign was placed on the property. Required mail notices were given to surrounding property owners. The County has received no objections to date.

Staff recommends approval of the conditional use permit for educational services (grades K-12) subject to conditions in the resolution.

Commissioner Dzadovsky opened the item for public comment at this time.

Rachael Headings with Northside Worship Center thanked the Board for considering their conditional use application.

Chairman Dzadovsky asked the Senior Planner if the separation distance required from another conditional use property in the area had been resolved and if it had any impact on the current item. The Senior Planner responded that the separation distance requirement did not apply.

Commissioner Mowery motioned to approve the item. Commissioner Townsend seconded the motion and it carried 4-0.

RESULT:APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]
MOVER:Tod Mowery, District No. 2, Vice-Chairman
SECONDER:Cathy Townsend, District No. 5
AYES:Chris Dzadovsky, Tod Mowery, Linda Bartz, Cathy Townsend
ABSENT:Frannie Hutchinson